Sean Spiller, vice president of the New Jersey Education Association has given the state’s congressional delegation a heads up that he’s interested in the position of U.S. Secretary of Education under a Joe Biden administration according to six sources.
It was not immediately clear if Spiller has been in touch with the Biden transition team, but those with knowledge of the process told POLITICO Spiller has already notified the New Jersey federal delegation and Gov. Phil Murphy that his name may be floated.
Spiller did not respond to calls or emails but NJEA spokesperson Steve Baker said in a text message that, while he hasn’t seen any shortlist, if Spiller is being considered, “he would make a terrific Secretary of Education.”
“Sean was a huge supporter of Biden and Harris during the election and I’m confident he’s willing to do